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Problem regarding arrow keys in windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    Problem regarding arrow keys in windows 8


    Recently, on a laptop, this happens suddenly without any warning usually after startup, when im inside a window and pressing my arrow keys to move and browse between files in that specific window it won't work.

    Instead, it minimizes and maximizes the window, but im NOT using the "windows" key in combination with arrow keys (the keyboard shortcut for maximizing and minimizing windows), and still it minimizes and maximizes that window. So I can't brows my files with arrow keys.

    This problem appeared several times after startups, but after i pressed several random keys like the windows key, and ctrl key and probably another keys the problem was gone. But the problem still can happen after a new startup of the computer.

    Please help. How can this problem can be solved ?
    Last edited by ronyman; 04 Dec 2014 at 12:26.

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  2. #2


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Seems like the key might be broken. Does the windows key work?
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Would you get the same effect if you were to use another keyboard and do you have key map software installed?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Seems like the key might be broken. Does the windows key work?
    The windows key does work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Would you get the same effect if you were to use another keyboard and do you have key map software installed?
    This problem appeared several times after startups, but after i pressed several random keys like the windows key, and ctrl key and probably another keys the problem was gone. But the problem still can happen after a new startup of the computer. Now i cant duplicate the problem (it does not happen). But still, in case it will happen in the future I will connect and check an external keyboard.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Any other advices ? thanks in advance.
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